Advice columnist Dan Savage lands MTV pilot -- EXCLUSIVE
Savage Love may be coming to MTV.
Columnist Dan Savage is working on an advice show for the network.
MTV has ordered a pilot that follows Savage as he tours college campuses giving his brand of brutally honest (and sometimes graphic) sex and relationship advice. In the format, Savage takes questions from an auditorium audience (similar to his recently completed college tour).
Savage’s advice column Savage Love is long known to readers of The Onion’s AV Club, and he’s currently the editorial director of Seattle’s alt weekly The Stranger. Last year, MTV covered Savage’s “It Gets Better Project,” where gay adults submitted videos assuring teens struggling with sexual orientation issues that their lives will eventually improve. The openly gay columnist has also clashed with right-wingers, particularly over rights issues (in a Newsweek Q&A alongside Jane Lynch, he recently declared gays have won the culture war). Hypomania Content is producing the project. The deal was packaged by Octagon.